University of Kentucky true freshman punter Landon Foster has been named to the 2012 National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List by the College Football Performance Awards. Foster is the lone punter on the 2012 list.
The native of Franklin, Tenn., has been impressive for Kentucky this season, receiving Honorable Mention Punter of the Week honors four times during the season. Currently, Foster ranks seventh in the Southeastern Conference and first among true freshmen in the league in punting with an average of 42.6 this season. Nationally, Foster ranks 31st and fifth among freshman punters.
Foster has punted 48 times for UK this season with an average of 42.6 yards per punt, including 10 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. His best game came at Arkansas, where he launched eight punts, including a career-best 58 yarder, for a season-high average of 48.4 yards per punt.
According to the CPFA release, the watch lists are a rough guide, highlighting freshmen whose performances merit recognition. Freshmen are not preemptively eliminated from consideration, and all players are eligible for weekly, annual, and career awards at their respective positions.